Vintage-dated means that at least 85% of the grapes were grown & harvested in that particular year. For example, if you have a bottle of 2009 Sutter Home Merlot that you just picked up at the store, then the Merlot grapes were grown & harvested in 2009. We believe that this is a quality cue for you wine-lovers out there!
Do you buy wine based on vintage? Does it matter to you?